Are Maks Chmerkovskiy and Vanessa Lachey Fighting on DWTS?
Dancing with the Star fans were shocked this week when just before Monday night’s episode it was co-host, Erin Andrews, announced that Maksim Chmerkovskiy would not be performing with his partner, Vanessa Lachey, due to a “personal issue.” Reports all suggest that the real problem is that these two just don’t get along.
According to a source, “they’ve been bickering since week one and he finally just had enough of it.” It’s got to be pretty awkward, though, since Vanessa’s husband, Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees, is partnered with Maks’ wife, Peta Murgatroyd. We can only imagine what the conversations are like when the spouses compare their days…
Still, this really isn’t anything new. “They aren’t the first couple to have issues on DWTS, and they won’t be the last,” the source adds. “The pros are just as, if not more, popular than the stars when it comes to DWTS fans, and Maks is one of the show’s most recognizable faces. They definitely will want him and Vanessa to play nice for the camera, but I wouldn’t expect them to last long if they don’t find a way to actually work together.”
After Alan Bernstein filled in for Maks, Vanessa shared a post to Instagram saying, “Thank YOU to @alanbersten and my new girl posse, the @dancingabc girls troop, @firstname.lastname@example.org @dance10jenna!!! This was the ULTIMATE guilty pleasure! #GirlsNight. Don’t forget to vote! (Link in my Bio!) I can’t WAIT to get started tomorrow with @maksimc on week 4! We’re cookin up something special for you!”
That’s right. Maks is going to get it together and head back to the studio with Vanessa to get ready for next week’s Most Memorable Year theme.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.